Ukraine, Igbinedion varsities partner over displaced Nigerian students

Ukraine, Igbinedion varsities partner over displaced Nigerian students

The V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine has partnered with the Igbinedion University, Okada to ensure that its students who are of Nigerian origin continue their education following the Russian invasion.

A statement released by the representative of the Ukrainian university in Nigeria, Cliff Ogbede, and made available to The PUNCH in Abuja on Wednesday noted that an agreement was signed to ensure that students displaced by the war would continue their education.

It read, “This cooperation will enable students who were displaced by the war in Ukraine to resume classroom lectures in the Igbinedion University campus on a Joint Educational Programme under the Nigerian National Universities Commission Transnational Educational Guidelines.

“The Joint Transnational Educational Programme, which was recommended by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, in line with the guidelines of the Nigerian National Universities Commission, allows Ukrainian academic institutions to continue online adaptation of study in addition to a Joint Educational Programme with highly rated foreign partner institutions.

 “In this new collaboration, the two universities will jointly be developing educational activities, expanding opportunities for access to all levels and forms of quality higher education, educational programmes and courses, based on the recommendations of UNESCO, as well as the implementation of the right to academic mobility, which meets the basic principles of the Bologna Declaration.

 “The Joint Transnational Educational programme will enable undergraduate and postgraduate students of the foremost Ukrainian V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University to continue their academic programmes uninterrupted in addition to the existing distance learning mode, as a similar model is applied in particular for the organisation of academic cooperation with universities in Turkey and some other countries.”

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